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10 Tips for Safely Exercising at Night

March 24th, 2017|1 Comment

Tips for exercising safely at night from a pro at safety and an avid runner.

Q&A Wednesday: How Do You Fit It All In?

March 22nd, 2017|1 Comment

Q: How do you fit fitness and healthy eating into your day with some of the challenges of living in a big city?

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Goes Wrong at Clinic That Has Killed Before

March 20th, 2017|1 Comment

"...died from fat clots that caused her organs to fail by blocking her arteries, Miami-Dade coroners concluded in an autopsy report."

The Case for Universal Health Care

March 14th, 2017|5 Comments

If we truly value human life the way we say we do, then we should find it abhorrent that people are forced to choose between dying and the expense of living.

Q&A Wednesday: I’m a Gym Newbie—What Do I Do First?

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Q: My problem is that I am overwhelmed when I go to the gym. There is so much equipment and I don't know where to start. Any suggestions?

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If Only 50% of Subway’s Chicken is Really Chicken…What’s the Other 50%?

March 6th, 2017|1 Comment

The oven roasted chicken scored 53.6% chicken DNA, and the chicken strips were found to have just 42.8% chicken DNA.

Don’t Stress Over the Post-Baby ‘Snap Back’

February 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Take deep breaths, relax, and accept that the added pressure and shame for not having snapped back will not motivate you. It might actually do harm.

The Science of Motivation: How to Develop It, Keep it, and Achieve With It

February 24th, 2017|0 Comments

I know why you think you aren't motivated to workout, and how to change it to achieve your goals.

Q&A Wednesday: I Lost Weight, But Now My Clothes Don’t Fit!

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Q: I can't wear my after baby clothes because they are too big and I kept all of my pre-pregnancy clothes hoping to fit into them one day soon. I am stuck in the "in between phase" and now pretty much NONE of my clothes fit me.

On Serena Williams, Equality, and Her ‘Porn Shoot’ Sports Illustrated Feature

February 20th, 2017|1 Comment

Writer claims that "By baring all, Serena reinforces sexist view that what women look like is more important than their achievements." I couldn't disagree more.

Q&A Wednesday: Exercise and Weight Loss Post C-Section

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Q: I just had a baby by emergency C- Section. I was told by the doctors no lifting and I can only do limited cardio. What u would suggest I do?

The Beauty Shop: There’s Still Bias Against Natural Hair

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Natural hair still faces opposition in the workplace, but what does that mean for black women?

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Hi, I'm Erika! Lovingly known as Evil Fitness Barbie or The Fitness Fairy Godmother, I'm a wife and mother of two (!) who has gone from couch potato to NASM-certified trainer, with specialties in weight loss, women's fitness, and nutrition.

Oh, and I also lost 170lbs on my own through diet and exercise. Read more about that here.

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